On Friday next week the ultimate awards finale for The British Urban Film Festival will take place at Dean Clough in Halifax, when Leeds-born actress Angela Griffin is due to receive this year’s British Urban Film Festival Honorary Award.
BUFF is the UK‘s longest running showcase for urban independent film. Over the past 18 years the platform has galvanised filmmakers and audiences with its annual award-winning film and industry programme which has been recognised domestically and internationally by BAFTA, the Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival, the British Independent Film Awards and the African Movie Academy Awards.
BUFF recently announced plans to move the event outside of London for the first time, bringing it to the North, after collaborating with Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire. An official launch event took place last month with theopening weekend planned in Leeds on Saturday, 14th October and Sunday, 15th October at Everyman Cinema, Leeds. The festival continues at VUE cinema in Halifax on Monday, 16th October through until the awards climax at The Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough on Friday, 20th October.
Jeremy Hall, Chairman and MD at Dean Clough, said: “I am thrilled that Dean Clough has been selected to host the awards finale for BUFF and we are excited to offer a very warm welcome to all guests in our wonderfully unique environment. For more than 40 years, we have worked hard to regenerate this historically important site and cultivate a truly vibrant and diverse destination for both business and pleasure.”